Remnants of Hurricane Ian cause few problems locally

by Jackie Nunnery

From left, Kilmarnock Police Department Officer Bill Farrell, Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department member Trevor Sebra and KPD Sgt. William Russell clear a fallen branch blocking East School Street near Kilmarnock Baptist Church on Friday afternoon. The fallen branch, stretching the entire width of the road, was one of few mishaps during several days of stormy weather. Photo by Renss Greene

KILMARNOCK—Although the area was prepared for the worst, Hurricane Ian did not pose much of a problem for residents in Lancaster and Northumberland counties.

In advance of the storm, Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Thursday announced a State of Emergency starting Friday, September 30, when Ian arrived and brought with it 40 m.p.h. winds, according to the National Weather Service.

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative reported the storm knocked out power to 1,740 houses in King George, Lancaster and Northumberland on Friday afternoon, but all was restored….

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